Video and Multimedia

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Video link: Writing Your Action Research Report
Learning Objective: LO 8-2, 8-3, 8-4
Description:  In this tutorial video, Dr. Margaret Riel from Pepperdine University focuses on writing and sharing the results of action research.

Questions to consider:

  1. At 1:02, there are 3 reasons given for why writing is important.  What are they?
  2. Do you agree or disagree with each of the reasons?  Why or why not?

Video link: Action Research for Teachers
Learning Objective: LO 8-3, 8-4
Description:  In this Slideshare PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Nellie Deutsch shares an example of an action research project on test anxiety and reading comprehension tests for non-native, junior high school speakers of English.

Questions to consider:

  1. Do you agree with the way the author organized her action research report?  Explain your answer with specific examples.
  2. What do you believe would be the best way to disseminate this work?  Why?

Web link: Exchanging Knowledge:  A Research Dissemination Toolkit
Learning Objective: LO 8-4
Description:  This toolkit covers developing a dissemination plan and how to determine what method of dissemination will work best for each project.

Questions to consider:

  1. Of the dissemination strategies listed (beginning on page 7), which one(s) do you feel will most likely be effective for the action research studies you will be planning?

Web link: Sample Action Research Proposal
Learning Objective: LO 6-4
Description:  In this proposal, Noel Dauran shares an example of an action research project on improving reading comprehension through the use of higher order thinking activities.

Questions to consider:

  1. What are the potential challenges or barriers this researcher may face when forward with this action research process as it is currently designed.
  2. Suggest at least one way in which you might modify the proposed methods.  Explain your response.